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[The Times-Pleasing 1 __ Product of the Press The Times—Official p- "-~~—' Paper of Lyon County Vo7: XLIX. ~ "_MBl_z_~ ~ _JM : ^ -— - VKRINGTON, NEVADA, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 7, 1907. NUMBER 46 To Yerington By Rail | Eastern Press Points Out That Eariy Construction of Railroad by Harriman Has Been Promised I ' Vi>—■—>————————— 9 _- ! - T"e eastern financial papers have been devoting considerable space of late to the proposed railroad from Wabuska to Yeripalou -ml on through to connect with the main line uf the Ilarri,nan sy-tein al Benton. One, the Boston Statist, has even gone so far as to publish the statement that depot sites have already been airanged for in this locality. Coming from such sources lends color to the story published ex clusively in the Times a few weeks since. An additional feature which might be construed to mean the early commencement of work on the new line is the fact that Harriman has arranged to ship 6000 men to the west as laborers. It is within the bounds of reason to pre sume that a portion of this army of workmen will be put to work 011 the cut-off which means so much to the future trade of the Southern Pacific. O11 top of all the recent developments.in railroad circles concern ing this immediate section are the well defined rumors that have issued from the main offices, chief among which is the news that within a very short time a steam shovel and crew will begin breaking ground in tiie vicinity of Wabuska and continue on up the valley to Yering-. ton. Orem’s Bulletin of Finance, Boston, in its last issue, contains the following: the distance that intervenes between the Nevada-Douglas mines and railroad connections is no more than that often traversed by short stub lines run into inconspicuous mining and logging camps. Were the matter of connecting Yerington with the railroad the sole consid eration, the road would doubtless have been built or put under way ere this. But the enterprise has developed tQ be but one link in a chain of road that will probably reach through to Los Angeles and Southern California. The ground has been surveyed beyond Yering ton and but very little grading will be found necessary, on account of the country’s favorable topography. It is a proposition almost virtu ally of laying down the ties and rails and starting the rolling stock over it. Being near the State’s center of' population, of wealth, of government, of business and of travel, Yerington is already proving the magnet for lines of road other than the Southern Pacific, that already referred to. Probably nowhere in the United States haa rail roading proven more profitable than in Nevada, and no corner of Ne vada offers an opportunity, everything considered, equal to that afforded by Yerington over the 16 miles of necessary appendix that will connect it directly with the greatest and most vital railway organ ism beyond the Rockies. The Southern Pacific is reported to have secured its depot site and its necessary trackage lands in Yerington .and this betokens the early action already promised by a high official of the road in closing up with steel and steam the small gap between the great copper camp and the railroad net work of the two Pacific lines. Commenting on the same subject the Boston Statist says : “The Yerington, Nevada, copper camp is looking forward to a railroad at ail early date. The Southern Pacific has cuosen its depot site and other necessary lauds in Yerington and lias completed its sur vey through into the next county. As Yerington is only about 16 miles distant from the railroad and as all the preliminary work lias been completed it is not thought that much time can ellipse before the road is built.” MOUNTAINVIEWSHOWS BETTER AS DEPTH IS MADE Leon Willis was an arrival ' from Mountain View this week for the pur pose of securing supplies. Asked concerning conditions in the promising district, he stated that devel opment work is proving the properties to be of exceptional merit. Mr. Willis is himself in charge of op erations on the estate of the Wilson r fioM Mines cdrnfJS'iTy, considered by all who have inspected it as having one of the hest showings in this part of Nevada. The shaft is being sunk rapidly and is now down over 50 feet and in ore of a milling grade on an average, while there are stringers running through the main ore body which run well into the high grade. Mountain View, from all accounts coming from that section, seems des tined to become one of tin; really big producers of Nevada. The latest sensation in that locality is the finding of tellurium ore in the shaft on the Shirley C, which adjoins the property of the Wilson Gold Mines com pany. The find, as reported last week, was made while doing annual assess ment work. The discovery will mean the consistent development of the ground, which will likely result in dis coveries bordering on the sensational. Secretary Geo. F. Willis informs the Times that the first allotment of stock has been nearly all sold and that the company’s treasury is in a substantial state. He feels more than confident t nit a body of high-grade will be en countered before a great while. He is exceedingly enthusiastic as are the otlur gentlemen interested. • -♦— - NEVADA-DOUGLAS TO SINK DEEPER ON ITS HOLDINGS The Nevada Douglas copper mines are to sink the shaft from the 650 to the 850 level in the Ludwig division of the prop erty. Ore carrying copper as high as 55 per cent, and in some instances even double that percentage, is being found in running the various levels of the Ludwig. In the Nevada-Douglas main division the deep working tunnel has been driven into Douglas hill so far over 600 feet, practically all of the way in ore. 1 he drifts run to the right ami the left have all opened up rich ore bodies of which the surface outcroppings gave promise. Work on the various shafts is being pushed. The Nevada-Douglas people are tak ing advantage of the present mining sit uation to carry forward development work with greater energy than ever be fore. It is one of the few companies in the West to keep its working organiza tion intact, and in addition to this has recently made one of the best electrical power installations to be found any where. All tunneling is now done by air drills. The management proposes to put new ore in sight during the winter months at the rate of a million dollars a month. United States Troops Reach Goldfield Federal Forces To Be Stationed prom Feno to ]\flipa~ Attempt f^ade to Dynarpite Light and Power Company’s Lipe-Son o? Congressman Assaulted ^ ' " ’ ' ” ’ ' f »»f ♦# ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦ ♦ f TTTV ▼▼▼▼ ▼▼▼▼▼ ▼▼ J « Special to the Times. i f Acting upon advices received from Governor Sparks of Nevada, President Roosevelt has dispatched federal troops to Goldfield J ^ to he on hand to protect life and property in the southern camp should it become necessaty. it is likely that General Frederick j t Funston of the department of the Pacific will be personally in command. ^ ^ Two trains bearing federal soldiers left the coast yesterday for ^Goldfield, one starting from Monterey at 9 a. 111. and the other j ♦ leaving Oakland at the same hour. It is reported that others will follow to be stationed along the line of the Nevada-California and * £ Tonopah-Goldfleld railroads from Reno to Mina. The first two train loads have already reached their destination, having passed * j through Wabuska last night The Times received the following dispatch from Goldfield: 1 ♦ GOLDFILLl), Nevada, Dec. 7, 1907.—Contradictory reports have been received here that it is intended to station troops all the t ♦ way from Reno to Mina. The advance guard of the soldiers, numbering about 250, including dismounted cavalry have already ur- a J rived here. I ♦ Dynamiters yesterday made an attempt to wreck the light and power line furnishing the supply to Goldfield. I he powder a ♦ was frozen, however, and failed to ignite. But for that fact serious results might have followed. One hundred sticks of dynamite a ♦ were found where the power line crosses the railroad, two miles from the city. The caps exploded but powder was too damp to explode f ♦ Police patrol has been doubled and every precaution being taken to prevent rioting and damage. 1 ♦ Herbert Bedford, son of the Colorado congressman, was assaulted Tuesday night by several men and beat into unconsciousness, a ♦ He was found by friends and placed in a hospital, where he is now receiving treatment for injuries sustained. a ♦ There have been no other signs of violence to date and all is quiet in Goldfield at the present time. I ..♦»»♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦»»♦♦♦♦♦«»♦»♦♦»»♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ i DEVELOPMENT WORK PROGRESSES ON THE NATIVE COPPER On the Yerington Native Copper com panv's ground development is progress ing'unabated. The winter quarters re cently established at the workings are equipped with every convenience for the force and is very comfortable. Attention is being devoted to driving the main tunnel to tap at depth the sur face outcrop, which carries splendid values in the red metal. In prosecuting work in the tunnel several veins have been cut showing a high per cent of cop per in addition to good values in gold. In conjunction with the tunnel work no little attention is being devoted to the recent gold find made on the property. Developments at the latter point are carried oh steadily, although the results obtaining are not allowed to become public property. During the recent visit of II. Penning ton, vice-president of the company, lie displayed a very handsome specimen of free gold quartz which came from the property. He stated, as his opinion, that the Native Copper would prove ex ceptionally rich in the yellow metal. --—-<♦-* Mason Valley to Resume Word has been received from Salt Lake City that operations will shortly be resumed in the Mason \ alley. - few days since work was suspended, it being announced at the time that the shut-down was but temporary. The Mason Valley is one of the big gest propositions in the district. ! showing at the present time warrani s I the conclusion that it is soon to become Lie of the more consistent producers in | the district. An Institution of Merit Institutions that make for the health of the people should be fostered in any community. Although situated almost in the heart of the city of Yerington, very few people have taken the pains to visit the ice plant, the largest manufac tory of its kind iii the State of Nevada. When John l-'inning, the proprietor, decided to manufacture ice in this city it meant that he must outlay a large sum. Already he has invested in the lieigli borhood of $11,000 in the plant. Surely, he is entitled to every consideration at the hands of the people. A representative of the Times was shown through the various workings of the institution one day this week by Mr. Finning. From cellar to garret there is scrupulous neatness. In the making of the ice only the purest, filtered water is used, which in itself should commend the artificial product to consumers. The plant is operated by electricity, it requiring the services of a 15-horsepower motor to keep the machinery in motion. There are forty-eight cans in the freez ing tank, each of which produces a block of ice every twenty-four hours, which weighs 100 pounds. Thus it will be seen that a twenty-four hours’ freezing produces in the aggregate 4800 pounds of ice. To go into the details connected with the artificial process of making ice would consume more space than we have at our command. It is a fact, nevertheless, that Mr. Filming’s product is absolutely pure and entirely free from the disease germ that inhabit the ice from,the im pure waters of sloughs, etc. To leave off where we began, the ice plant is an institution which should be fostered. When any man shows that faith in a community as to invest big capital he should be encouraged. It is such men that make a city. ANOTHER FIND AT BLACK MOUNTAIN Adjoining the Northern Lights group of claims at Black Mountain, some splen did looking ore is being encountered on the Ruby group, which assays well in both gold and copper. This most recent find adds more proof to the possibilities of that particular section. Considerable work, in the na ture of annual assessment, is now under wav, which promises to reveal the exist ence of mineral covering a large belt. Black Mountain has been given atten tion from the early days of the state’s history.* It now begins to appear as though it is on the verge of asserting its importance. WILL INSPECT HIS RAWHIDE CLAIMS E. H. Whitacre will probably leave the first of next week for Rawhide, where he will make arrangements for the beginning of operations on the Mas cot group of claims upon which he ami his associates hold a bond in a large sum. The preliminary woflt will con sist of surveying the claims after which considerable money will be put into the opening up of the estate. Mr. Whitacre has unbounded faith in I the Mascot group as has every one else ! who is acquainted with the property. -«—» Don’t fail to get a ticket for the Yer ington school entertainment. REPORTS WALKER LAKE GROUND LOOKING WELL I'. C. Beach visited Yerington this week from the Walker hake Syndicate lit 1 ings. The main working shaft is down 100 feet and has been in ore from the very start. A feature of operations there is the fact that the employes are converting the largest portion of their wages into stock of the company. In spite of the tightness of money, the company is going right ahead with de velopment, in the course of which con siderable ore of a shipping grade is being extracted, sacked and prepared for ship ment. The new wagon road from the main line ot the Nevada-California railroad to the mine has been completed, while an other, shortening the distance from the property to Yerington, is now undtr course of construction. Engineer George Drysdale, one of the original locators of the property, inspect ed the holdings this week. Upon h s return he informed a Times mail that each visit impresses him more and more with its worth. In Charge of the Wheeler Fred Flimlt departed the first of the week for the property of the Wheeler Gold Mines company, of which he was recently appointed general manager. Mr. Flimlt does not go to the mine un acquainted with its physical condition. Several times he has inspected it and even in the role of manager does not hesitate to say that he will make a divi dend-payer of it. The company owhs a 5-stamp mid on the ground which is, perhaps, at ,lhis time, crushing ore. YERINGTON IS TO HAVE SMELTER AT AN EARLY DATE That Yerington is to have a smelter at no distant date is becoming morfe ap parent to all who keep in touch with the situation. From time to time this paper has asserted that the Nevada-Douglas people were seriously considering the erection of a plant to treat the product of its properties. That such is the case is proven by the latest statement of A. J. Orem wlio writes as follows; “I want to call attention to this fact and in doing so to drive it home to stay with all due emphasis that this ideal natural site for the forthcoming Nevada Douglas smelter is jn item of vast po tential value. It is an item that would he worth millions of dollars - probably the equivalent of the entire capitaliza tion of the Nevada-Douglas Copper com pany—to the vast smelting enterprises in the Salt bake Valley, such as the American Smelting & Refining company, and the United States Smelting Refilling & Mining company, the Utah Consoli dated, the Bingham Consolidated, and others, which are either being tied up or complicated as the result of lawsuits with the farming communities near by. ” It is clearly seen by reading l>etween the lines that a smelter for Yerington is anything hut a remote }>ossibility. Mr. Orem says unmistakably the forthcoming Nevada-Douglas smelter which can mean nothing if it does not indicate that a smelter is to he built, -«. ♦ .. The Catholic Church Sunday, December 8tli. Mass and sermon, 10:30. Keening service and sermon, 7:.30. -♦—*— ARRANGING FINE PROGRAM FOR ENTERTAINMENT After much anxiety ami repeated in ducements, the famous Southern Water melon quartette and comedians have l*een billed to appear before the people of Yerington. In this you are in the least possible estimation insured tlie most comic, witty and up-to-date, feasi ble and artistic music and singing that have been introduced in your town. You will bear songs you- never heard lie fore and may never he.tr again and music that has never received a chal lenge: current solos, etc. The quartette consists of Rastus John son Brown, high tenor, Chicken Coop Bob, low tenor; Watermelon Pete, alto and Sawed-off Sim-Sam, third bass. The noted professor of music most widely known as ‘‘Lizza Last Man" is the leadin’ man. These will appear at the Owl hall on December 20, in connection with the school entertainment. At a certain town where they once played, a man died soon after lie Saw them perform. The coroner's verdict was: ''Died from ex citement and too much laughing, caused by ‘Lizza’s Last Man's Watermelon Minstrel.’ " If you fail to witness this, as well as ' many other similar numbers to lie pre sented, you then miss the event of the season. In their last letter to us they said: "We will be all smiles," and that means a jolly, good time.